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Colorado Scenery - Yankee Boy Basin

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This beautiful trail can be negotiated by most passenger cars, in good weather, up to the Imogene Pass turnoff (approximately six miles). After that 4 wheel drive is recommended as the road gets a little bumpy and you have quite a few streams to cross.

To get there you go south of Ouray on US highway 550 to the Camp Bird Mine turnoff (this is also the turnoff for Box Canyon Falls) the road is marked County Road 361.

At approximately 5 miles is the Camp Bird Mine, the road then narrows and starts to climb. We didn't go much farther than the public toilet, at about Mile 7, as there was snow blocking the road. The views are spectacular...ENJOY the photos below.

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On the way
This photo was taken soon after we got on County Road 361.

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the basin
Nearing the Basin of Yankee Boy

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near the falls
Approaching Yankee Boy Basin you encounter this beautiful waterfall. The surrounding mountains are 13,000 - 14,000 feet in elevation.

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flowers
Wild flowers in bloom

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marmot
My son, CJ, encountered this marmot when he went to the public toilet at the basin. Poor thing had been trapped in there and he was very happy to be set free.

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mountain
Another view you see when you are at Yankee Boy Basin. Just gorgeous, isn't it?

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